Letter from the President of JA of OKI Partners
For the past 65 years, Junior Achievement has made it possible for thousands of Tristate area K-12 students to have the JA Experience. Our formula is simple – we equip accomplished community volunteers with our proven programming and send them into the classroom to join teachers in instructing students on the basics of money, careers, and business…and it works.
Independent studies reflect the value of Junior Achievement. Students exposed to JA tend to perform better academically, have higher graduation rates, are more prepared to make career choices, and experience greater social mobility. Perhaps more importantly, Junior Achievement endeavors to help kids understand the connection between personal responsibility, hard work perseverance, and success – lessons that have never been more relevant.
Junior Achievement is indeed changing lives, and as we like to say, empowering young people to own their economic success. Just in the Tristate alone, nearly 50,000 students benefited from our programs this past academic year, and the demand continues to grow.
The JA Experience is truly a team effort with committed volunteers, education partners and funding benefactors at the core of our existence. If you are passionate about inspiring and preparing our youth to succeed in a global economy, we would love to hear from you.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."